Peter Straub is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team. He is specialised on complex international commercial disputes and represents parties in both state court litigations and before arbitral panels. His main areas are disputes stemming from telecommunications, pharmaceutical products, construction, joint ventures, commodities trading, high-end consumer goods, etc. Peter Straub is also sitting as an arbitrator in international arbitrations (ICC, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL, ad hoc, etc). He also handles international recognition and enforcement matters. He has published on various subjects in his area of expertise and is a frequent panellist in international conferences.
Born in 1959, Peter Straub was educated at the University of Zurich (lic iur, 1984; Dr iur, 1988) and the London School of Economics (LLM, 1991). He practised with international law firms in Zurich before he became a partner in a major law firm in Zurich in 1996.
Peter Straub practises in German and English, and also speaks French and Italian. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practise in all Switzerland.
With approximately 150 lawyers, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.
WWL says: Peter Straub is a “fantastic partner” whose main focus consists of handling disputes in construction, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.
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